Merten, my favorite Hobbit, is spending his morning at the city council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee meeting just under way -- lucky! And among the topics of conversation we haven't already covered is the 450-foot-long Belleview Pedestrian Connector, which is supposed to connect the Cedars DART Station "with a proposed major development" along the Trinity River -- which is supposed to be the JPI project that didn't go into foreclosure but is a long, long, long way from ... well, from what we're still not quite sure.
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The city's been hot for a DART-Trinity Park pedestrian connector for years; here's a 2007 briefing on the project, formerly known as "Belleview/McKee to Trinity Park," which was guesstimated to cost $2 million in the fall of '07. Earlier this month, the Park and Recreation Board approved spending $187,344 on the design for the project; the council's scheduled to vote next week, and a design's due by November.